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Obama could face October surprise
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 5:53 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 | Willie Brown

Posted on 09/23/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by thecodont

Mitt Romney has little chance of winning the presidential election, but Barack Obama could still lose it.

Take a look at the polls: Romney just can't sell himself. In fact, the more you see of the guy, the less you are willing to buy.

On the other side, Obama's lead is still narrow, but growing. Nothing is going to change on the economy between now and Nov. 6, so Obama has weathered that storm.

But if he appears overly aggressive or cocky or condescending in the debates, or if the lid really comes off the Middle East, he could still find himself in the middle of a real October surprise.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Obama-could-face-October-surprise-3886368.php#ixzz27Lmo1kFq

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: election2012
Willie Brown is the former Speaker of the California State Assembly and former Mayor of San Francisco.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 7:32:52 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

If 0bama’s done well enough to deserve re-election, I’m living in a reverse parallel universe.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: thecodont

So Willie is taking advantage of that medical marijuana? For dementia, Alzheimer’s or just a legal high?


3 posted on 09/23/2012 7:36:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: thecodont

San Francisco Chronicle just trying to keep the queers cheered up.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 7:38:20 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m betting all three :)


5 posted on 09/23/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If Obummer is re-elected, the Lord’s return can’t be far away, the goal of Obama and the left is one world government and you can best believe that is where we are headed if he wins a 2nd term, lining things right up with bible prophecy


6 posted on 09/23/2012 7:40:47 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: thecodont

“Nothing is going to change on the economy between now and Nov. 6...”

Really?? And he can see into the future?


7 posted on 09/23/2012 7:41:18 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: thecodont
Megahurl alert?

Blab, You can blab,
Tell your friend-boy Willie Brown,
that Zero's standing at the Crossroads,
Believe he's sinkin' down.

8 posted on 09/23/2012 7:43:03 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Spontaneous demonstrators with RPGs. Sure.)
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To: thecodont

compared to Obama..........Romney is over qualified for the job.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 7:43:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: thecodont

Willie Brown .... what drivel.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: thecodont

Willie Brown is an small, ugly, evil creature


11 posted on 09/23/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: thecodont
Whatever you say Willie.
12 posted on 09/23/2012 7:46:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: thecodont

This from the SF Chronicle...enough said. I do however miss herb caen.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: thecodont

As I said, this is all just a setup call so the libs can say the only reason Obama lost is because the election was fixed by the Republicans. After Obuma gets beat there will be outcries of voter supression and tampering because they’ve set the expectation that Romney has no chance of winning. Mark my words, the aftermath of this election is going to be ugly.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 7:47:51 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: dalebert

“compared to Obama.....Romney is over qualified for the job.”

This is a rich play ground:

Compared to Obama, I’m the smartest man in the world....without actually possessing a brain.

Compared to Obama, 1 Irishman holding a light bulb and 2 Irishmen drinking until the room spins, would actually be deemed smart.

Compared to Obama, Goofy would of had a PhD. (Okay...lame)


15 posted on 09/23/2012 7:51:59 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: thecodont

Obama campaign ad that claims Romney raises taxes on the middle class by $2000. That number is based on the assumption “IF” Obama can extend the Bush Tax Cuts for the middle class.

Romney wouldn’t be President until January 20, 2013. Even if Romney wins, he couldn’t extend the lower rates, the Bush Tax Cuts expire in December, 2012.

Also, Obama’s plan only offers the tax cut for 1 year for the middle class. After that, the middle class do get an increase they claim is being done only by Romney.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 7:54:43 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: thecodont

As my folks always said, consider the source.

And what I consider of Willie Brown is not fit for polite company.

Liberals, even more so than normal people, see happening what they want to be happening. They predict as what will happen that which they want to happen.

I am sick of living in a country where half the people worship the leader and disdain the law. A country like that is not a Republic.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: NoobRep

I posted this because I think Willie has a reason for writing the column. Read between the lines. Look also at the comments following it.

We’re still weeks away from the election and I believe that:
* pundits have already written columns describing what BO did wrong and what he should have done, and how evil it was that Romney won;
* BO’s family is making plans to move to HI or somewhere else (where?); and
* the lawsuits alleging discrimination, hate crimes and voter suppression are already being drafted.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: LegalEagle61
If Obummer is re-elected, the Lord’s return can’t be far away, the goal of Obama and the left is one world government and you can best believe that is where we are headed if he wins a 2nd term, lining things right up with bible prophecy

History has proven that ignorant people will do ignorant things, like selecting leaders who would not be otherwise selected. The job of the main stream media is to keep the masses ignorant.....

19 posted on 09/23/2012 7:56:45 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Son House

many people drink alot and dont know the true facts


20 posted on 09/23/2012 8:14:15 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

With a beautiful blonde girlfriend .


21 posted on 09/23/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: thecodont
What a poorly written piece of brain dandruff this is!

O”Bumbler hasn't posted a true approval rating above fifty percent in almost three years. As a matter of fact he is often below forty five. The economy is bad and getting worse. Several major companies have already announced more than 250,000 MORE job cuts, and this tool thinks O’Bumbler is a shoe in.

I would not be surprised if Romney took forty states! Look at the over sampled polls. Democrats are at a low water mark for registration while Republicans have never had more registered voters. Yet, the polls always sample 42 - 45% Democrat against 30% Republican.

O’Bumbler is toast. His internals have him in WI for K rist sake.

22 posted on 09/23/2012 8:17:44 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Puckster

hahahha..rich indeed!


23 posted on 09/23/2012 8:18:14 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
I forgot to mention ...young .
24 posted on 09/23/2012 8:18:22 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: thecodont

Short-sighted wishful thinking there, don’t ya think? First of all, whether anything changes with the economy is not really the point. The point is that as we draw nearer to the election, more and more people will begin to really focus on the issues, the economy being #1.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 8:18:36 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: thecodont; vette6387; MamaDearest; freekitty; gonzo; unkus; Forty-Niner; Nachum; bevperl; ...

I recommend that the Obama’s move to either Libya, Syria, or Egypt. They should feel right at home in any of those hell holes.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 8:19:02 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: thecodont

Willie sounds worried, and that’s a good omen for Romney.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 8:25:00 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: thecodont

In other news from Bizzaro World. . .


28 posted on 09/23/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Conservative4Ever
This from the SF Chronicle...enough said. I do however miss herb caen.

Herb Caen Tribute

29 posted on 09/23/2012 9:40:44 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Salgak

Obama has inherited his fathers anti colonial politics.He will make sure the next Supreme court Justice is liberal and our guns will vaporize
If Romney wins we will still have a mess but a capitalist will be president


30 posted on 09/23/2012 10:08:53 PM PDT by Out of Sight
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

Willie Brown is the reason we voted in Term Limits...


31 posted on 09/23/2012 10:12:45 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: thecodont

“Take a look at the polls: Romney just can’t sell himself. In fact, the more you see of the guy, the less you are willing to buy.”

Take a look at the polls: the lame-stream has to over-sample Dims at more than the 2008 turnout level to get Zero in the lead.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 10:17:27 PM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I agree


33 posted on 09/23/2012 10:33:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: thecodont

You forgot to add the title of Hack Politician.


34 posted on 09/24/2012 12:11:59 AM PDT by funfan
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To: ShovelThemOut

“In fact, the more you see of the guy, the less you are willing to buy.”

This is true of both candidates. The deciding factor will be which one is responsible for the current mess.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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To: LegalEagle61

I completely agree with you. It’s sad to say,but I also think that it is meant for Obama to win. Believe me when I say that I would take a homeless person over Obama any day. But the sad truth is that the world is corrupt now and most people are being deceived by the Devil. So that is why they will most likely re-elect Obama. I don’t even want to think of what we are headed for. God help us.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 10:54:15 AM PDT by jbern (Chemo is good for some,but not for all)
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To: Talisker

Thank you. Wow.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 7:58:10 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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